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Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant The Library built a major addition to the original 1954 building in 1974. P-2952, the addition behind the preexisting Library, soon after it opened. P-2592 the unfinished first floor.  The stairway at right leads down to the street level where the computer lab, classrooms, vending machine cubby, and some of the… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part II […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1970's, Part I

Alethea Drexler Archives assistant Aerial view, 1973.  The Library, center, is preparing to receive its addition.   The forward-facing “wings” were added to Hermann Hospital (lower left) a year or so earlier. P-815 San Jacinto Lung Association mobile respiratory disease screening unit, 1973.  This is an early-1960’s GMC school-type bus converted to house x-ray equipment. P-3069… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1970's, Part I […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part III

Alethea Drexler archives assistant We had room in the case so we went back and added a few more. Two more Joseph Schwarting illustrations.  The girl with the umbrella is particularly charming: The machine at right in the image below appears to be a Travenol-type artificial kidney.  Hemodilaysis machines were invented in the Netherlands in… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part III […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Last month’s image exhibit talked a little bit about the high rate of poliomyelitis in the Houston area during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and some of the institutions that sought to treat and rehabilitate its victims. The following series is from the Victory Over Polio campaign, which set out to mass-vaccinate… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part II […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant July’s photo exhibit had to be trimmed down, but don’t worry–it’s for a good cause.  We need the display space for a traveling exhibit.  More on that later. Among the landmark events in the 1960’s: The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library was founded in 1960[1] and continues to provide… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part I […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part II

The Heart Bulletin was published by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation in Houston from 1952 to 1971. The back cover of every issue featured cartoons of red arteries and blue veins that playfully illustrate the principles of cardiovascular medicine. Each illustration has a quote about cardiovascular theory from notable philosopher or physician. Joseph Schwarting, once… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part II […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant Aficionados of midcentury modern architecture, hold onto your hats. . . . as was almost everything else in the Texas Medical Center during the 1950’s.  This somewhat tipsy 1954 aerial includes, from left, Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the foreground, the… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1940's, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Opening day of Baylor College of Hermann Hospital’s Corbin and Wilhelmina Robinson Pavilion, 1949.  This addition doubled the number of beds available at Hermann [McGovern Historical Collections P-882]. The new building, with the Hermann Professional Building in the distance to the left. The autoclave room.  The cafeteria.  (Industrial kitchens have changed… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1940's, Part II […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1930's

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Pendleton & Arto, Inc. medical supplies, January 1930 Houston’s Medical Arts Building (1926-1980’s) housed physicians’ and dentists’ offices, and related businesses such as this medical supplier. “Vivian Maddox, medical records librarian, and hospital ‘sweetheart’.” (undated, circa 1938) IC 086 Hermann Hospital archives P-box 2 folder 6 Hermann Hospital apparently kept a… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1930's […]

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